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Siamese Cat Key Facts

Date of Origin : we don't know! This cat breed probably goes back a thousand years. Another cat in Asia, the Japanese Bobtail goes back over 1000 years it is said so it is likely that the Siamese cat has a similar timeline. Place of Origin: Thailand - was called Siam. Thailand is in Asia as you probably know. Ancestry: Moggies in Siam but they were probably what I call a "de facto cat breed" although there were no cat associations at that time to record pedigree etc. What I mean is that they were in all  but name a cat breed at that time. Names: Was called the Royal Cat of Siam (came from the King of Siam originally). Outcross breeds: None. Weight range: 2.5-5.5 kg or 6-12 lbs. Temperament: Energetic, vocal and loyal. Cat associations: GCCF, FiFe, CFA, TICA (and more lesser associations). Colors: CFA accept traditional colors of seal, blue, lilac and chocolate pointing. TICA have a wider range including tabby and tortie pointing etc.

Silver Tabby British Shorthair

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IMG_5481_bearbeitet , a photo by warper on Flickr. Well, this charming cat looks like a young silver tabby cat. He seems to have the classic British Shorthair attributes. You can see the rather faint but distinct classic "M" mark on the forehead that tells us that he is a tabby cat. Not that we need that to tell! He appears to be a mackerel tabby but it is not clear from the photo. In fact on second thoughts it seems to be a classic or blotched tabby pattern . Nice cat and nice photo. You can see the nice cobby, solid body conformation of this cat breed in this photo.

Max 10 month old Blue British Shorthair

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Max at 10 months , a photo by petercooperuk on Flickr. I like this photo from a technical point of view in relation to the appearance of Max! He is a classic blue Brit SH. The coat looks dense and a nice cool blue/grey. The breed standard says that the coat is "hort, very dense, well bodied and firm to the touch. Not double coated or woolly." That is a direct quote for accuracy. I am sure the CFA won't mind. Max has a coat that probably pretty nicely matches the breed standard. The eyes are a nice orange/copper color.  This is the classic color with the blue coat. The breed standard does not specify color.

Lovely Lila Siamese Elegance

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Lovely Lila , a photo by fofurasfelinas on Flickr. This is another smooth, cool and elegant photograph of a seal point Siamese cat in Brazil by Gaine Portal - Flickr name fofurasfelinas. The photograph captures the elegance of the Siamese cat. The mood really is in harmony with the cat breed. Everything is right about this individual cat for me - moderate in all ways and very elegant. This cat looks like a Thai cat (classic Siamese). I expect to see a film star about to step in for the next shot. And the Siamese cat is well known as being a cat breed that is favored by film stars because it was and still is an exotic cat. See a page on the Siamese cat and film stars . Once in the late 1800s and early 1900s it was a rare cat in the West. The wildcat hybrids have taken over the role of exotic cats in the 21st century. The photo on this page is protected by copyright ©. Violations of copyright are reported to Google.com (DMCA).

Blue Point Male Siamese Cat

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  Photo by Lisa Brewster on Flickr. I am guessing from this cat's facial appearance and body conformation that he is a male cat. What do you think? One thing I needn't guess about is the fact that he has very nice blue pointing. It shows the difference between seal and blue very nicely. You can see that blue is a sort of faded black which it is ( dilute black in fact). He looks like a classic to traditional Siamese cat (i.e. in between classic and traditional - see Siamese cat types ). He is not as cobby as an Applehead Siamese in my opinion (or at least his face is too elongated to be a true Applehead) but neither is the face so rat-like as to be a modern Siamese. Sorry if that sounds like I am insulting modern Siamese - I am! Thanks to the photographer for letting us use the picture.

Siamese Cat Breed Standards

The breed standards of the cat associations are the guidelines that should be followed by breeders to ensure that their cats are of the correct "type" (appearance). This will enhance their chances of doing well at cat shows and it preserves the features of the cat breed. The downside of breed standards is that they focus heavily on appearance and very little attention is given to health and character. It is in the hands of the cat associations to address this obvious failing. In England, the GCCF - the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (a mouthful of a title) are the premier cat association. They call the breed standard, "Standard of Points ". Sorry, but I find this phrase odd and unnatural. "Breed Standard" is far better. The breed standards will vary, unfortunately, because there are different cat associations with different ideas and there are different types of Siamese cat. This is all very confusing and unnecessary but it has happened. If you would

Connecticut Cougar

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Although the mountain lion (cougar, puma - this cat has many names ) was distributed over all of North America at one time, it is now confined to the west, extending to Texas, Colorado and Nebraska . The area is gradually diminishing as human population, and therefore activity, in the USA grows year on year. The cougar generally steers clear of humans and was eradicated from Connecticut in the late 1800s. But there was one male cougar who trekked towards humans although he didn't realize it. And it cost him his life. Cougars like all wildcats leave the natal area and seek their own home territory when adult. Females often stay close to their mother's territory while males can travel long distances to find somewhere suitable. This male cougar traveled 1,500 miles to find his home range. The usual distance might be about 100 miles. His journey is said to have started in the Black Hills of South Dakota . This is on the far east of the current known area of distribution of

Dark Old Siamese Cat

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Dark Traditional Siamese Cat photo by iamcootis on Flickr. I am guessing that this nice looking traditional seal point Siamese cat is old. I make this assessment on the basis that he is fat - no..only kidding. It is because he is very dark on the torso. Although older cats have a tendency toward obesity until they are very old when they lose weight. His torso is almost as dark as the points (the extremities). This darkness of the color of the hair where it should be creamy white is due to the skin being colder in that area than it would be in a young cat. When the skin is cool at the extremities the pigmentation - melanin - is created in the skin. Where the skin is warmer in the center of the body it is not created - usually - unless the blood circulation is poor due to old age when the skin is cooler in the center of the body as well. Interesting point : very old cats are less likely to get fleas because there is less blood under the skin due to poor circulation.

British Shorthair versus European Shorthair

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European SH - Wikimedia® commons license Whilst in England the breed that we know as the British Shorthair started its life the same thing was happening on mainland Europe. The European shorthairs were called just that: European Shorthairs . The European cat associations adopted the British cat associations' breed standard for this cat and cats were imported into mainland Europe from the UK to introduce new bloodlines. The result was, as expected, very similar (identical?) cats in terms of appearance on mainland Europe to those in the UK except for northern Europe . In northern Europe the situation was different. The countries of northern Europe developed a European Shorthair as well but they were and are of a different "type" (meaning appearance). Northern European counties includes Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The difference in appearance is because the breeders from northern Europe imported fewer British cats and used local shorthair

Letter to Governor on Declawing Cats

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In this time of uncertainty in the United States why not write to your governor about the declawing of cats? It may be a good time to do this. Minds might be more open to the possibilities. Annie Bruce (the author of Cat Be Good ) and Ruth Young have. Ruth wrote to Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Below is Ruth's ( Monty's mom ) letter which she says anyone can use if they like. Obviously, you can and should personalize it. I don't expect you to agree all the contents but who cares. The important thing is to do the letter and send it! Office of Governor XXXX ADDRESS HERE Dear Governor XXXX, I am writing to you about an issue that may seem small in light of all that is going on in Wisconsin right now.  However, you have been consistently doing the right thing when it comes to fiscal issues, so I feel I can trust you to weigh both sides and do the right thing on another very difficult issue. A few com

British Shorthair Breeding

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Tabby British Shorthair Cat Photograph: copyright Helmi Flick The hallmark, in my opinion, of the British Shorthair is its natural body type and conformation. This is what makes this cat breed what it is. It is a natural cat after all. We need to keep it looking natural even if it is no longer natural (due to years of selective breeding)! This is where I feel that breeders, particularly breeders in the United States need to be vigilant. The British Shorthair is a popular cat, particularly in the USA. It is ranked 8th out of over 100 cat breeds on my reckoning. And in the USA breeders have a tendency to breed to extreme. By that I mean to breed cats that are cartoon characters of their true selves to use layman's language. Look at the flat-faced Persian, for example . You will see Brit SHs with chunky high cheekboned flat faces that are..well...extreme versions of the natural shape of a cat's head. The more popular the cat breed the greater chance there is of breeding to extreme

The British Shorthair and World War

The world wars of 1914-18 and 1940-45 seriously affected the British Shorthair. There were few breeding lines after the second world war due in part to the heavy bombing. After the war the "gene pool of quality registered stock was extremely small" ( British Shorthair Cat by FM Rowley ). Non-purebred cats and Persians were used to rebuild the breed. Other breeds were also introduced: Russian Blues Burmese Chartreux to name three. Breeders of these cats welcomed the mutually beneficial exchange as they too had suffered loses in the wars. Obviously, the introduction of other breeds left the British SH in an impure state. Years of selective breeding has resolved that problem. It is a shame nonetheless as the British moggies of the early 1800s were purer in genotype that the modern version of this popular cat breed.

The Natural British Shorthair

The British Shorthair is considered a "natural" cat breed because it evolved from Roman times and was not created through hybridisation for example. The Romans it is said introduced domestic cats to Britain. The British moggie is not a domesticated Scottish Wildcat as far as we know. Most of the cats in post Roman times to the 1800s were semi-feral or loosely domesticated, "earning" their keep by catching rats etc. In India cats are still doing that job . Then in the mid to late 1800s they became a cat breed. This means that they were bred pure and according to rules laid down by the cat association at that time. I guess there was only one cat association at the beginning of the cat fancy! There are many more now . It could be argued that the British Shorthair, before it become a recognized cat breed, was more purebred than it is now. It is also said that the British moggie (random bred cat) that is the precursor to the purebred British Shorthair is also the founde

Harrison Weir's British Shorthair Cats

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Harrison Weir 1889 - Wikimedia Commons Harrison Weir a distinguished looking fellow with a beard lived between 1824 and 1906. He organised the world's first cat show. It took place in 1871 at the Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace was a unique and rare metal and glass structure designed and built for the Great Exhibition of 185. It was moved from Hyde Park to Sydenham, South London. Mr Weir is considered "The Father of the Cat Fancy" because of his early important involvement. Harrison Weir was also a cat show judge, artist and author. He loved his British Shorthair cats. He was patriotic it seems because he disliked the fact that they were being bred with cats from the east, such as Persians. Persian cats were also one of the first cat breeds of the cat fancy and were in the early stages of the cat fancy beginning to dominate. Mr Weir did not like that either. At the first cat show a cat that was imported from Persia caught people's eye apparently. The Siamese and Ma

The Useful Cat's Tail

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The cat's tail is something to watch. The tail does so many things. We are still studying it. Of course, true cat lovers know a lot about their cat's tail! They know their own cat's brand of sign language. Although people have different ideas what tail movements mean. Perhaps cats being the individuals that they are, they use their tail in different ways. No one has discussed that or done work on it. One tail movement that seems to result in different interpretations is the swishing movement from side to side . My lady cat does this when she is on the lawn looking at a bird. Some people think that this is a sign of aggression. Desmond Morris, an eminent scientist, says it is a reflection of doubt and uncertainty or "acute mental conflict". The cat wants to prey on the bird but the open ground of the lawn that provides no cover holds her back. Scientists have studied the tail up in the air position when domestic cats meet . The tail up is a signal of communic

Siamese Cat in Siam (Thailand)

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Siamese cat in Thailand. This Flickr photographer, xiffy , has managed to photograph the real thing, a Siamese cat in Siam; now Thailand, of course. The photo was taken near or in Chiang Mai International Airport. View Larger Map It is really nice to see the "real thing". This cat is probably more purebred than a purebred Siamese in the USA! Despite not not being registered with any cat association. I mean the genetics are probably more pure. Several things stand out to me. The cat has normal sized ears. Modern Siamese cat breeders tend to breed cats with ears that are far too large - abnormally so. Secondly this is the classic seal point. What you would expect in Thailand. The color of the eyes are not deep blue although this is a young cat. The color may deepen. "Extraordinary blue eyes" are how Gloria Stephens in Legacy of the Cat describes the Siamese cat eyes. Finally the torso color is quite dark too. The classic Siamese show cats have higher contrast between

Funny Siamese Cat

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Not sure if this picture is all that funny - more amusing. I added some words to the picture by joanna8555 at Flickr: The drain was blocked!You can see tabby banding in this Siamese cat's tail. That is non-standard if the Siamese is a seal point but this cat might be a lynx point.

Burmese and Siamese Cats

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The Burmese cat started out in Asia in these countries: Siam (now Thailand), Burma and the Malay Peninsula (now Malaysia). The breed started life in the USA when a female Burmese cat was imported from Asia in 1930. Burmese cat - photo copyright Helmi Flick. This cat was mated with a Seal Point Siamese . From the offspring of this mating, a male cat was bred back to his mother. The result was the Sable Burmese. That is the connection between the Burmese and Siamese cat breeds. You can read about the Burmese cat by clicking on this link . The photo on this page is protected by copyright ©. Violations of copyright are reported to Google.com (DMCA).

Introduction

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The British Shorthair cat is one of the first cat breeds of the cat fancy. Harrison Weir, one of the founders of the cat fancy (the founder perhaps) breed and kept British Shorthair cats (Brit SH).  Apparently he bred British Blues, the coat color most associated with this cat breed. So this cat breed goes back to the very start of the cat fancy. Of course the Brit SH, then, was not quite the same cat as it is today. The cat fancy started in the late 1800s in England. The phrase "cat fancy" means the group of people who breed and show purebred cats at cat shows. Non-purebred cats can also be shown at cat shows. This cat has been described as "the working cat of Great Britain" by an American cat fancier. This may come from the fact that the Brit SH originates in the moggie cats of ancient and indeed Roman British Isles. At that time they would have been mousers earning their keep. Remind ourselves that long-haired British (actually English) cats were the stock from w

Cat Rescue becoming Cat Hoarding

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The no kill cat rescue concept is said to be turning some private and independent cat rescue operations into cat hoarders . That is an idea that had crossed my mind and it has been referred to in a news story; the source of this short post. Caboodle Ranch could perhaps be cited as a classic example. Apparently cases of cat hoarding are on the increase in respect of cat rescue centers (25% of cat hoarding cases concern rescue operations). I can see the problem. In fact you could say it is almost bound to happen where the person is not practical and/or inexperienced. This is because the supply of cats needing homes has for many years been higher than the demand for these cats. This inbalance between supply and demand may be getting worse. If that is the case someone has to care for the cats if they are not to be euthanised and that burden often falls upon the concerned cat lover who wants to do something. They start off with good intentions and then it gets out of hand until wh

Dark Coated Siamese Cats

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We know that Siamese cats have cream fur in the center of their body - the torso and upper part of the legs - while the extremities (points - strange word really) are darker. This is what makes the Siamese cat what it is. Sometimes you see Siamese cats that have dark fur on their torso area. The contrast between the body and extremities is much reduced. This occurs in older cats because of poor blood circulation. This results in the body being cooler which in turn leads to production of pigmentation in the skin that goes into the hair shafts. I am guessing too that in cooler climates there might be darker fur in the torso area.

The Siamese Cat's Long Thin Tail

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IMG_2134 , a photo by Insomniac86 on Flickr. This photo shows the Siamese tail: long, thin, tapering to a fine point. Those words are from the Cat Fanciers' Association breed standard for this cat (PDF file opens in a new window). The tail that we see fits the breed standard well, it seems. The image is a direct link from Flickr. Sometimes these fail please note. This cat is a seal point modern Siamese (oriental in appearance). Although not bred to extreme. The appearance is almost that of a Thai cat .

Blue Point Traditional Siamese with Mild Squint

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Che Che's photo set , a photo by AJ Franklin on Flickr. The title says it all. It is hard to tell but this nice looking Applehead Siamese does have a slight squint (cross-eyed gaze). This is not uncommon in Siamese cats. The cross-eyed look and kinked tail are part of the breed as are the pointed extremities. Breeders of this cat breed out these so called defects. My research indicates that the squint does not affect binocular vision (depth assessment).

Siamese Cat Keychains

Here is a nice selection of Siamese cat keychains on Amazon.com: Amazon.com Widgets

Siamese Cat Shelters

I have not found Siamese cat shelters in Illinois but something better probably. I would be very surprised if a cat shelter dedicated itself to Siamese cats only. The RescueMe.org website has two Siamese cats that need rescuing at the time of this post. They don't make it clear if the cats are purebred or not. But describing the cats as "Siamese" indicates purebred. You will need to see certificates though to prove that. There are many more purebred mix cats in rescue centers than purebred I am sure. This is the page . Obviously things change all the time.

Siamese Cat Genetics

tThe bit about Siamese cat genetics that is particularly interesting is the way the pointing is created. I'll occasionally quote Robinson's Genetics for Cat Breeders & Veterinarians if I may under fair use provisions. I am promoting the book. "The phenotype is a form of 'Himalyan albinism'". Production of the pigmentation that is in the hair strands depends on temperature. At a certain temperature (body temperature) the pigment is not produced while at the extremities where the skin is cooler it is. "The albinism allele has other affects.." The visual pathway is disrupted". {see Siamese cat health } "The seal point is a non- agouti black with the addition of the Siamese allele c s . The full genotype aaB-c s c s D-. Note that Gloria Stephens in Legacy of the Cat  (page 19) says that "The genotype for a seal point shorthair is: a/a, B/-, D/-, i/i, L/-, s/s, T/-, wb/wb, w/w, c s c s Key: c=albino, c s =pointed, aa=non-agouti, B=Bla

Siamese Cat Hat

Here is a nice selection of Siamese cat hats on Amazon.com (USA market). Amazon.com Widgets

Siamese Gray Seal Cat

People search for a Siamese gray seal cat. If you are one of those people you must mean a Blue Pointed Siamese cat. Blue is cat fancy language for gray and gray is dilute black or in this case diluted seal (very dark brown). I have four short articles on the Blue Pointed Siamese cat (excluding this one). This might be more than four by the time you bump into this page.

Siamese Cat Breeder OK

Here are two one Siamese cat breeders in Oklahoma, USA. I can only find one on two of the best sources: CFA breeder referral list and Breedlist.com. WeAreSiamese Cattery - located? I can't find out where they are located. I find that strange but I love the fact that the breeder, Carolyn Van Orden, completely agrees with me about the modern super slender (anorexic!) modern Siamese. She breeds traditional Siamese cats (Appleheads). What is also strange is that she is affiliated with the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) and as far as I was aware the CFA only acknowledge the modern skinny Siamese - figure that one out. I would check them out! Go for this one. You will get a nice cat I reckon.

Siamese Cat Heat Signs

Siamese cat heat signs will be same as the signs of any cat that is in heat. I guess that is obvious. As it happens I have some pages on cats mating and what happens before and after! Cats make vocalizations when in heat as we know. These are vowel sounds . There are a number of female cat behavior changes during heat (estrus or estrous). Click on the last link to read about cat heat signs that apply equally to the Siamese cat. Cat pregnancy can follow....

Unwanted Cats

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Elisa has written about the various ways people make excuses for surrendering their cats . But what about the people who simply have to abandon their cats...anywhere and anyhow. Or at least that is what they think they have to do. Apparently New Yorkers are abandoning their cats and dogs on the streets, under bridges, in plastic bags, in parks, in apartments they just left, in cemeteries, just about anywhere in fact. What seems to be a white purebred Persian was, it appears, dumped outside an Apple store. I wonder if the owner thought that a typical Apple customer would take a fancy to a cute purebred cat? Abandoning animals is apparently illegal in New York. I guess no one gets prosecuted, though, because no one gets caught in the act. Unsurprisingly, most abandoned cats end up being hit by traffic. There are obviously many examples where the reasons to relinquish a cat are reasonable. For example, there are many good people who take in and care for semi-feral cats who then f

Siamese Cat Art Prints

One of the best places to find Siamese cat art prints is on Amazon. Below is a slide show of art prints. <A HREF="http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_ssw&ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fpictofcats-20%2F8003%2F9da73135-12d7-46c3-875c-824f460b5373&Operation=NoScript">Amazon.com Widgets</A> Siamese cats make natural subjects for art prints with their high contrast coats and friendly character. The products on display are for sale on the USA market. See Siamese Cats discussion . And Painting a Siamese Cat .

Painting A Siamese Cat

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Portrait of a Siamese Cat copyright Denise Laurent See Denise's website here . This is a particularly good painting of a Siamese cat. It captures beautifully the slightly superior nature of the Siamese! Well I don't mean to say that Siamese cats are aloof and standoffish. Far from it. They love being around their human companion and communicating with him or her. But it is said that in Siam, way back in their long history , they lived in palaces with royalty. This cat still thinks she is living with royalty! This cat is a blue pointed Siamese and in my opinion a classic Siamese. The image on this page is protected by copyright ©. Violations of copyright are reported to Google.com (DMCA).

Painting Cats

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Portrait of a Siamese Cat by Denise Laurent How many of us have commissioned an artist to paint their cat? Not many I suspect. But how many would like to do it? I think that a well crafted painting of a cat companion can go well beyond a photograph in terms of conveying the character of our cat but it has to be very good to do that. A painting or drawing of a cat that can be called "art" should accurately capture both the appearance of the cat and his or her character and perhaps a bit more. It may portray something of the relationship between cat and human and it might portray what the artist's client feels about their cat. These are very subtle and elusive concepts but I believe that they can be achieved in pantings of the highest quality. I would like to present an artist who lives in London, England who takes commissions for paintings of animal companions. Her name is Denise Laurent. She works in oils or acrylics and can work from photographs. I would gu

Cognitive Function Syndrome in Domestic Cats

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In layman's terms this long title, for me, means your cat is suffering from dementia or a loss of brain function due to old age. I am sure that it is common in geriatric cats just as it is with their human companions. The condition causes confusion, a lack of awareness of surroundings, a desire to be comforted (my assessment) because of the confusion and possible litter box problems. There may be an underlying medical condition that needs to be checked out but failing that turning up positive, an old cat who is for example crying out at night and behaving differently is probably suffering from dementia. My old lady cat who is 19 years old has dementia. It is not that bad but her behavior has changed. She wakes me up at some ridiculous times in the early hours and cries out loudly. You can hear her at the beginning of this video: How far can and do we go when communicating with our cat? There is little that we can do except love her more and make sure she is fed well and

Increased Thirst in Domestic Cat

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Increased thirst in the domestic cat is called polydypsia. It is a sign of kidney failure and is accompanied by increased urination (polyuria). Two other possible cause are feline diabetes and feline hyperthyroidism . Both these conditions are common in older cats. It is said that most older cats suffer from some degree of kidney failure. From Increased Thirst in Domestic Cat to Home Page

Cat dermatitis eczema remedy

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People search for a cat dermatitis eczema remedy but the only sensible remedy it seems to me is to remove the cause of the dermatitis. Photo by Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue "Remedies" will suppress the symptoms perhaps. They may be effective. But if the underlying cause of the dermatitis is still present the cat's health will be negatively affected by that plus the treatment may well have side effects so the cat's health will be negatively affected by that too. Double trouble at least potentially. I would treat the dermatitis to relieve discomfort as a temporary measure and urgently do work on finding out the cause. Incidentally, I cannot find a reference in the index of the best cat health book, Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook , to cat eczema. A product that is said to relieve discomfort is this one: Feline Royal Coat EFA Express - Cat - $24.95 from: Pet Wellbeing Inc. Chemicals that can cause irritant dermatitis (direct contact causing irrita

Chocolate Point Siamese Cat Nome

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I have got to show you Nome , a fine chocolate point Siamese cat. The photo shows the chocolate points perfectly and the profile of Nome is almost perfect under the breed standard. Under this standard there should be no nose break (for the modern Siamese cat). This means the line in profile should be straight or without a break between the forehead and end of nose in profile. Chocolate point Siamese - photo by Bri Williams I think that this is a really nice photo. Nome seems to be what I would call a classic Siamese ( Thai cat ). Out of curiosity the breed standard from TICA (they register the Thai cat) is on this page . See also Thai cat breeders . See another page and more info on chocolate point Siamese .

Communicating With Your Cat

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How far can be go when communicating with our cat? What I mean is how sophisticated can our conversations be? What kind of information can be transmitted between us and our cat? Unbelievers or people who don't like cats will say that you can hardly communicate with your cat at all. I disagree and I am sure many if not all cat lovers would agree that you can understand the desires, emotions and thoughts of your cat companion provided you have a knowledge of cat sounds and have an empathy with your cat. Routines and body language also play a large part in understanding your cat. How far can and do we go when communicating with our cat? The video above has examples of the sounds our cat makes. There are a lot of nuances to the standard meow for example. The meow is a vowel sound. But it seems to merge with trills and grunts (murmur sounds) and other unclassified sounds. I describe the classification of sounds in the video. It appears that cat sounds are work in progress from a scie

Siamese Breeders in Massachusetts

Here are two Siamese cat breeders in Massachusetts: Cats Cradle - They breed "traditional and classic oriental and colorpoint Siamese. Located: Tyngsboro, MA. These are going to be non-standard Siamese on my reckoning. Oriental Siamese are modern Siamese or Oriental Shorthairs but I am not a breeder hence the slight uncertainty. Oriental Shorthairs are the same shape as modern Siamese cats but in a much wider range of colours and no pointing. This is their website . They also breed longhaired Siamese cats - the Balinese. View Larger Map Sutton Meows - affiliated with the CFA and CCF - located in Sutton, Mass. Their cats are modern Siamese cats (slender) in the traditional pointing colors of blue, lilac, seal and chocolate. This is their website . View Larger Map

Lifelike Siamese pet cat plush

Uhmmm....the Siamese cat plush below is the most lifelike that I have seen on Amazon.com and there are a lot of them on that website. As plush toys are well...plush..meaning fat the Siamese cat plush has to be a traditional Siamese cat because the modern Siamese is far to thin to be represented as a plush toy. The traditional Siamese are normal sized and shaped cats. That's it! For the time being.

Siamese Cat Books

Here is a nice selection of Siamese cat books on Amazon.com (North American market). <A HREF="http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_ssw&ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fpictofcats-20%2F8003%2F03e85903-f085-4ebd-b9d9-83c4598a3561&Operation=NoScript">Amazon.com Widgets</A> Note: in my experience a lot of books on the various cat breeds are rather waffly. You might be advised to buy the best book you can afford and/or one of the books about cats generally as a book on caring for cats generally will apply to the Siamese cat of course.

Snow Leopards In Afghanistan

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Snow leopard in captivity UK - Photo by Daniel P Davis It is nice to know that there is something pure, natural and nice in Afghanistan. It sure as hell is not going to be human though! Wildcats are not confined to national boundaries as are people. That applies to the snow leopard. The distribution of the snow leopard is very large and the ranges of the individual snow leopards are the largest of all the wildcats. They can be over 1000 sq kilometers. They need a lot of space and have found it in northern Afghanistan where they have found a degree of isolation from the ever dangerous human. Apparently they inhabit the Wakhan region. The isolation plus a reduction in poaching for their skins (thanks to good conservation) has resulted in a surviving population in the area. View Larger Map Snow leopards are very elusive too. It is hard to see them, to find them. It is almost impossible. The information for the existence of this population of snow leopards in Afghanistan co

Si and Am Siamese Cats

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Si and Am are the two Siamese cats in the successful and well known Walt Disney animated feature film, "The Lady and the Tramp". Here they are: Please note that videos like this one sometimes get pulled off the internet for breach of copyright so you might see a blank screen in due course. If that happens this is a screenshot: Si and Am in the Siamese cat song from Lady and the Tramp Note: concerning copyright: I claim fair use as the picture is small, is uncompetitive vis-a-vis the original work and it promotes the original work.

Siamese Cat Song Disney

This search term relates to the Walt Disney film, "The Lady and the Tramp". The song was sung by that great American female singer and song writer: Peggie Lee who wrote the song for this Walt Disney animated feature film. The film was released in the summer of 1955. You can read a lot more about the Siamese cat song on this page .

Loosing a Siamese Cat

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Photo by designwallah (Flickr) Loosing a Siamese cat must be traumatic for both the cat and the human companion. I know of no particular thing that we can do except for the usual things. Making enquiries locally and putting signs up is what usually happens. Here are some pages on a lost cat: Lost Cat I have a page on putting up signs ! How to find a missing cat from Elisa Black-Taylor (a cat expert and regular contributor to my website). In the UK the Siamese Cat Club have a nice service where information about lost Siamese cats can be posted on their website. This is the page on their site . It is called the Siamese Cat Club Welfare Trust. Nice one. You might like to contact them for assistance.